American Seed Trade Association

American Seed Trade Association Founded in 1883, ASTA represents companies involved in seed production, distribution, plant breeding & related industries in North America. ASTA promotes the development of better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life.
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ASTA is pleased to announce its incoming officers! Brad May, BASF; Jim Schweigert, Gro Alliance; and Dave Armstrong, Sak...
06/23/2021

ASTA is pleased to announce its incoming officers! Brad May, BASF; Jim Schweigert, Gro Alliance; and Dave Armstrong, Sakata Seed America take office July 1. #JustGrowIt #PLDC

ASTA is pleased to announce its incoming officers! Brad May, BASF; Jim Schweigert, Gro Alliance; and Dave Armstrong, Sakata Seed America take office July 1. #JustGrowIt #PLDC

The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. One of the greatest challenges will be producing...
06/20/2021
Sustainability

The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. One of the greatest challenges will be producing enough food. Researchers at USDA Agricultural Research Service is dedicated to helping find a solution. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/dLqX50FcyKQ

ARS is dedicated to helping farmers address the increasing global demand for food, feed, fiber, and fuel while also sustaining the environmental and economic viability of agriculture.

What's in a bag? When farmers buy a bag of seed, they get a lot of information - all of which is important. While this i...
06/19/2021

What's in a bag? When farmers buy a bag of seed, they get a lot of information - all of which is important. While this information can vary based upon the type of seed, here's what most states require on a seed label. #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

What's in a bag? When farmers buy a bag of seed, they get a lot of information - all of which is important. While this information can vary based upon the type of seed, here's what most states require on a seed label. #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

With growing concerns about #ClimateChange, it's important for life to evolve and adapt. Plant breeders are developing i...
06/18/2021

With growing concerns about #ClimateChange, it's important for life to evolve and adapt. Plant breeders are developing improved plant varieties that can withstand pests and diseases, stabilize and increase yields, and maximize resource use efficiency. #JustGrowIt

With growing concerns about #ClimateChange, it's important for life to evolve and adapt. Plant breeders are developing improved plant varieties that can withstand pests and diseases, stabilize and increase yields, and maximize resource use efficiency. #JustGrowIt

Do you struggle to get the kids in your life to eat their veggies? With help from plant breeding, those days could soon ...
06/17/2021
How Do I Get My Kids to Eat Their Fruits and Veggies?

Do you struggle to get the kids in your life to eat their veggies? With help from plant breeding, those days could soon be numbered. Take a look at how innovations like #geneediting could make foods more delicious and nutritious. #JustGrowIt https://innovature.com/article/how-do-i-get-my-kids-eat-their-fruits-and-veggies

We're not far off from tasty foods and nutritious foods never being at odds with one another. Gene editing could help make these foods more appealing to kids.

Whether picked fresh from the garden or purchased from the farmers market or local produce aisle, sweet corn continues t...
06/16/2021

Whether picked fresh from the garden or purchased from the farmers market or local produce aisle, sweet corn continues to be among America's favorite vegetables in part for its versatility. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/oNnR50EXZiR

Whether picked fresh from the garden or purchased from the farmers market or local produce aisle, sweet corn continues to be among America's favorite vegetables in part for its versatility. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/oNnR50EXZiR

At planting, be aware of honeybees and other pollinators and hives located near the field, and communicate with beekeepe...
06/15/2021

At planting, be aware of honeybees and other pollinators and hives located near the field, and communicate with beekeepers when possible. #Plant21 #JustGrowIt #BeSure https://seed-treatment-guide.com/

At planting, be aware of honeybees and other pollinators and hives located near the field, and communicate with beekeepers when possible. #Plant21 #JustGrowIt #BeSure https://seed-treatment-guide.com/

#DYK? Whether produced through traditional plant breeding, or through newer innovative breeding methods like #GeneEditin...
06/14/2021

#DYK? Whether produced through traditional plant breeding, or through newer innovative breeding methods like #GeneEditing, all new plant varieties go through rigorous testing for safety and quality before their seeds are ever sold to farmers. #JustGrowIt

#DYK? Whether produced through traditional plant breeding, or through newer innovative breeding methods like #GeneEditing, all new plant varieties go through rigorous testing for safety and quality before their seeds are ever sold to farmers. #JustGrowIt

What's in a bag? Every bag of seed contains more than meets the eye. Seed companies don't just develop sustainable, effe...
06/13/2021

What's in a bag? Every bag of seed contains more than meets the eye. Seed companies don't just develop sustainable, effective crop inputs. They cultivate relationships with farmers and give trusted agronomic advice. #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

What's in a bag? Every bag of seed contains more than meets the eye. Seed companies don't just develop sustainable, effective crop inputs. They cultivate relationships with farmers and give trusted agronomic advice. #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

With some help from #GeneEditing, we can make cookies that are healthier, more delicious and made more sustainably. #Jus...
06/12/2021

With some help from #GeneEditing, we can make cookies that are healthier, more delicious and made more sustainably. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/3K3i50EXZ9M

With some help from #GeneEditing, we can make cookies that are healthier, more delicious and made more sustainably. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/3K3i50EXZ9M

Grasses are often considered valuable for their curb appeal, but there is more than meets the eye for this plant family....
06/11/2021
10 Surprising Facts About Grass

Grasses are often considered valuable for their curb appeal, but there is more than meets the eye for this plant family. #DYK? About 1,400 species of grasses exist in the United States. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/yT5G50EXZ6Q

10 interesting facts that you probably didn't know about grass!

Your favorite fruits and veggies haven't always looked or tasted the way they do today. Check out these examples of how ...
06/10/2021
NNN / How We Domesticated Food

Your favorite fruits and veggies haven't always looked or tasted the way they do today. Check out these examples of how #PlantBreeding has changed the way our food looks and tastes over the years! #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/ig8K50EXZ4L

We tend to believe that the fruit and the vegetables we eat today are

Not all milkweeds are created equal in the eyes of monarch butterflies. USDA Agricultural Research Service and scientist...
06/09/2021
Matching Milkweeds to Monarch Butterflies

Not all milkweeds are created equal in the eyes of monarch butterflies. USDA Agricultural Research Service and scientists in Iowa are researching which varieties female monarch's prefer to improve restoration projects. #JustGrowIt https://aglab.ars.usda.gov/fuel-your-curiosity/sustainability/matching-milkweeds-to-monarch-butterflies/

Scientists' studies of nine milkweed species in critical breeding areas of the country show that female monarch butterflies prefer laying their eggs on certain milkweed species.

Neonicotinoids are an important pest management tool, but how can growers #BeSure they are using proper stewardship prac...
06/08/2021
BeSure! Stewardship Program

Neonicotinoids are an important pest management tool, but how can growers #BeSure they are using proper stewardship practices? Check out BeSure! to learn how. #JustGrowIt #Plant21 https://growingmatters.org/besure

BeSure! is a stewardship initiative to support farmers in accomplishing the important goal of protecting bees and other wildlife during planting season.

In today’s @FLTimes “NY law would harm state farmers, food security” Read more here: https://www.fltimes.com/briefs/farm...
06/07/2021
GUEST APPEARANCE: Proposed NY law would harm state farmers, food security

In today’s @FLTimes “NY law would harm state farmers, food security” Read more here:
https://www.fltimes.com/briefs/farm/guest-appearance-proposed-ny-law-would-harm-state-farmers-food-security/article_acb754ee-0704-542d-a847-5a4f60fc95d6.html

For many people issues like climate change, threats to the food supply, increase in the prevalence of invasive species and contagious disease have been thought of as things of science

It's not too early to start planning your trip to Chicago! ASTA's CSS & Seed Expo will be here before you know it. Save ...
06/07/2021

It's not too early to start planning your trip to Chicago! ASTA's CSS & Seed Expo will be here before you know it. Save the date - December 6-9, 2021. #JustGrowIt #ASTACSS https://asta.swoogo.com/css21

It's not too early to start planning your trip to Chicago! ASTA's CSS & Seed Expo will be here before you know it. Save the date - December 6-9, 2021. #JustGrowIt #ASTACSS https://asta.swoogo.com/css21

What's in a bag? When farmers buy a bag of seed, they're getting a lot more than seed. They're getting expertise and val...
06/06/2021

What's in a bag? When farmers buy a bag of seed, they're getting a lot more than seed. They're getting expertise and valuable services that support their overall success throughout the year. #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

What's in a bag? When farmers buy a bag of seed, they're getting a lot more than seed. They're getting expertise and valuable services that support their overall success throughout the year. #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

To protect the earth's ecosystem and natural resources, we all need to work together. Plant breeding innovations like #G...
06/05/2021
Gene Editing Is a Key to Environmental Sustainability

To protect the earth's ecosystem and natural resources, we all need to work together. Plant breeding innovations like #GeneEditing can support sustainability by helping enhancing soil health, reducing pesticide use and much more. #JustGrowIt http://ow.ly/5GFi50EXYHp

Gene editing can support sustainability by helping farmers conserve water, enhance soil health, improve air quality, safeguard animals, and protect wildlife.

Humans have been modifying crops and animals through traditional plant breeding methods for more than 10,000 years. Mode...
06/04/2021
Why Do We Have GMOs?

Humans have been modifying crops and animals through traditional plant breeding methods for more than 10,000 years. Modern innovation allows for similar changes more efficiently. #JustGrowIt #FeedYourMind http://ow.ly/uZHH50EXYFs

This video reviews why humans modify crops. Many of these reasons are similar to what they were thousands of years ago, like preventing crop loss from pest a...

Greenhouse gasses can cause direct harm to plants, reducing their growth and yield. Scientists in Urbana are looking at ...
06/03/2021
Readying Crops and People for Climate Change

Greenhouse gasses can cause direct harm to plants, reducing their growth and yield. Scientists in Urbana are looking at traits in corn and soybean varieties that could help them better cope with rising greenhouse gas levels. #JustGrowIt USDA Agricultural Research Service https://aglab.ars.usda.gov/fuel-your-curiosity/sustainability/readying-crops-and-people-for-climate-change/

A high-tech facility called SoyFACE allows for open-air field tests simulating greenhouse gases conditions predicted for 2050.

ASTA's upcoming Policy & Leadership Development Conference has a great line-up of speakers, including @SenJoniErnst (R-I...
06/02/2021

ASTA's upcoming Policy & Leadership Development Conference has a great line-up of speakers, including @SenJoniErnst (R-IA) and Osama El-Lissy, USDA-APHIS PPQ, among others. Will you be there? #JustGrowIt #PLDC http://ow.ly/2kNQ50EXYpN

ASTA's upcoming Policy & Leadership Development Conference has a great line-up of speakers, including @SenJoniErnst (R-IA) and Osama El-Lissy, USDA-APHIS PPQ, among others. Will you be there? #JustGrowIt #PLDC http://ow.ly/2kNQ50EXYpN

Check out this video from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to learn how #soil plays a key r...
05/31/2021
Soil: An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition

Check out this video from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to learn how #soil plays a key role in determining the nutritional quality and availability of the #food we eat. #nutrition #JustGrowIt https://youtu.be/2olJ5zR4IGQ

Learn more on how our soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production and how to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depl...

At planting, be aware of honeybees and other pollinators and hives located near the field, and communicate with beekeepe...
05/29/2021

At planting, be aware of honeybees and other pollinators and hives located near the field, and communicate with beekeepers when possible. #Plant21 #JustGrowIt #BeSure https://seed-treatment-guide.com/

At planting, be aware of honeybees and other pollinators and hives located near the field, and communicate with beekeepers when possible. #Plant21 #JustGrowIt #BeSure https://seed-treatment-guide.com/

Researchers at Innovative Genomics Institute are using #GeneEditing to solve a major food problem in developing countrie...
05/27/2021

Researchers at Innovative Genomics Institute are using #GeneEditing to solve a major food problem in developing countries. Cyanide in the staple crop #cassava can cause the neurological disease #konzo, a disease that has affected hundreds of thousands of people. #JustGrowIt https://youtu.be/Vlbtyyh22S8

Researchers at Innovative Genomics Institute are using #GeneEditing to solve a major food problem in developing countries. Cyanide in the staple crop #cassava can cause the neurological disease #konzo, a disease that has affected hundreds of thousands of people. #JustGrowIt https://youtu.be/Vlbtyyh22S8

#DYK? Farmers and breeders have been developing and improving crops through #PlantBreeding for 10,000 years. Take a look...
05/26/2021

#DYK? Farmers and breeders have been developing and improving crops through #PlantBreeding for 10,000 years. Take a look at some milestones we've hit along the way. #JustGrowIt

#DYK? Farmers and breeders have been developing and improving crops through #PlantBreeding for 10,000 years. Take a look at some milestones we've hit along the way. #JustGrowIt

Neonicotinoids are an important pest management tool, but how can growers #BeSure they are using proper stewardship prac...
05/25/2021
BeSure! Stewardship Program

Neonicotinoids are an important pest management tool, but how can growers #BeSure they are using proper stewardship practices? Check out BeSure! to learn how. #JustGrowIt #Plant21 https://growingmatters.org/besure

BeSure! is a stewardship initiative to support farmers in accomplishing the important goal of protecting bees and other wildlife during planting season.

#DYK? By looking at a seed bag, reading the label, and working with your local seed dealer, you can be assured that you'...
05/24/2021

#DYK? By looking at a seed bag, reading the label, and working with your local seed dealer, you can be assured that you're getting the best product possible to meet your individual needs? #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

#DYK? By looking at a seed bag, reading the label, and working with your local seed dealer, you can be assured that you're getting the best product possible to meet your individual needs? #JustGrowIt #WhatsInABag https://www.betterseed.org/whats-in-a-bag/

Landscape plants play an important role in creating a defensible space to help protect homes from wildfires. #DYK? Well-...
05/23/2021

Landscape plants play an important role in creating a defensible space to help protect homes from wildfires. #DYK? Well-maintained, healthy lawns help prevent the spread of fire. #JustGrowIt #PlantsDoThat https://consumerhort.org/plantsdothat-3/

Landscape plants play an important role in creating a defensible space to help protect homes from wildfires. #DYK? Well-maintained, healthy lawns help prevent the spread of fire. #JustGrowIt #PlantsDoThat https://consumerhort.org/plantsdothat-3/

Most GMO crops grown today were developed to help farmers prevent crop loss. Learn about the most common traits found in...
05/22/2021

Most GMO crops grown today were developed to help farmers prevent crop loss. Learn about the most common traits found in GMO crops at FDA's new website. #JustGrowIt #FeedYourMind www.fda.gov/feedyourmind

Most GMO crops grown today were developed to help farmers prevent crop loss. Learn about the most common traits found in GMO crops at FDA's new website. #JustGrowIt #FeedYourMind www.fda.gov/feedyourmind

As you prepare for #Plant21, know where and when spills are likely to occur. The greatest potential for seed spillage oc...
05/21/2021

As you prepare for #Plant21, know where and when spills are likely to occur. The greatest potential for seed spillage occurs at the loading site, at the point of entry to the field, and at the turn rows. Learn more at seed-treatment-guide.com #JustGrowIt #BeSure

As you prepare for #Plant21, know where and when spills are likely to occur. The greatest potential for seed spillage occurs at the loading site, at the point of entry to the field, and at the turn rows. Learn more at seed-treatment-guide.com #JustGrowIt #BeSure

The sunflower is one of the most popular flowers to grow in your garden in part because they are easy to grow! #DYK? The...
05/20/2021

The sunflower is one of the most popular flowers to grow in your garden in part because they are easy to grow! #DYK? The sunflower head is actually made up of thousands of tiny flowers. #JustGrowIt #YearOfTheSunflower National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/year-of-the-sunflower/

The sunflower is one of the most popular flowers to grow in your garden in part because they are easy to grow! #DYK? The sunflower head is actually made up of thousands of tiny flowers. #JustGrowIt #YearOfTheSunflower National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/year-of-the-sunflower/

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The American Seed Trade Association office is located across from the King Street Metro Station.

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